Japan’s justice minister Mori said:
Ghosn has intended to “spread false recognition around the world about Japan’s legal system,” and that compelled the ministry to respond quickly “in order to gain an accurate understanding about Japan’s system.”
Now there’s Japan’s way of handling foreign pressure in a nutshell. It is not Japan that needs to reflect on and fix a fundamentally broken system, it is other countries that simply "don’t understand Japan"
I hope Ghosn has enough evidence to prove what a sham the Japanese justice system is. Maybe even prove the blatant collusion between the corrupt and guilty prosecutors with the court.
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One-sided affair according to Japangov.
Just like has been said already by commentators here. Ghosn claimed he wasn't allowed to say any of this back in Japan, he didn't have a moment of freedom and they denied his legal team to even hear words about what sort of "evidence" they had gathered on him. Yet now when they can't bully him into submission anymore, it is a "one-sided" affair. That's rich.
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Ghosn could yet face trial in Lebanon if the government there refused an eventual extradition request from Japan and the Lebanese prosecutor determined that the Japanese charges he faced constituted a criminal offense locally.
Which of course, won't happen. If the Japanese court had sufficient evidence to make Ghosn lose in court, it would have been tried and found a guilty a long time ago. It is because of the attempt from the prosecutors at forcing a confession from Ghosn due to them lacking evidence that the trial has taken forever to be set up in the first place.
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How can North Korea be so terrifying yet simultaneously hilarious at the same time?
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Personally i'd find it a bit creepy to use my dead relative's ashes as a common household item. But if that's their wish then sure...
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Ever heard about the Russian apartment bombings? Those were planned attacks by Putin against his own people, but he framed it as if it were the Chechen's that performed the bombing and used the terrible incident as a way to increase his own approval rating. Standard tactics, do something inhumane then blame it on your enemies and use the event as a way to rally support in your own ranks.
I have no doubts at all of what horrible acts these undemocratic and unelected leaders are capable of.
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There's already undeniable proof that the PLA is dressing up as Hong Kong police and beating up protesters. Why shouldn't we believe such a wicked and unrepentant regime as the CCP wouldn't lower itself to assassinating it's own people to control the narrative? I'm not saying this is 100% certain to be true, i'm just pointing out that it wouldn't surprise me if it was revealed that the attack was planned by the CCP to undermine the protests.
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The perpetrator was most definitely a mainland PLA grunt, dressed in plain clothes. All to legitimize the peaceful protests and make the oppressive government look better in comparison.
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The protests are escalating and may turn into a full-blown war. Beijing will never submit to any protester demands, they have no respect for anyone’s authority other than the despot Xi Jinping.
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I'm not sure Abe is genuine about not visiting Yasukuni, he's one of the Nippon Kaigi fellows and clearly agrees with the museums viewpoint that Japan was a victim of WW2, never did anything wrong, every Japanese war criminal is innocent, Japan was "forced" into the path of war by the Allies etc etc...
This is a purely political move, since he knows that S Korea and China would throw a hissyfit if he visits the site.
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History has shown countless times that bloodshed causes nothing but more bloodshed.
The Chinese KMT fighting against Imperial Japan caused bloodshed. But it was for the good of mankind as it helped slow the spread of an evil system that held countless of people hostage to slavery and brutality.
The Allies landing in Normandy to destroy Nazi Germany caused a lot of death, pain and bloodshed. But it ultimately stopped the systematic extermination and victimization of innocent people who's only crime to the world was being different.
Look, i'm not saying you're necessarily wrong about some countries being worse off from escalating violence on both sides. But sometimes violence is necessary as it's the only way to resist against dictators and the Chinese Communist party.
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Of course the government in China isn't interested in resolving this in a way that benefits Democracy and makes both sides happy, they want to crush all freedom in Hong Kong PERIOD. The people of Hong Kong should continue protesting against the unfair system that is slowly taking hold in Hong Kong and the rest of mainland China should stand with them to protest against the corrupt leadership in Beijing as well as the removal of tyrant Xi Jinping and his puppet Carrie Lam.
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They'll be surprised at what they'll find if they keep digging. I'm sure these gift scandals have ties to companies all over Japan from Hokkaido to Kyushu. Most likely these nefarious bribes have ties to people's within the current majority LDP government as well.
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Your comment about samurai culture is funny, and i understand the sentiment. But i can’t help but consider that this sort of behaviour might be closely related to samurai culture more than anything else.
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Thank god. The last thing i'd want is more influence from China. As soon as the Chinese businesses start gaining control of other countries economy, The Chinese Government behind them will be targeting other countries'es democracy and people's right to free speech next.
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What a surprise. can’t wait for the obligatory photo-shoot of him bowing deeply and "regretting his actions" (or the "getting caught doing these actions") What then? Nothing of course, he’s Japanese why should he face the Japanese court? That’s purely for foreigners and lower class Japanese.
Absolutely disgusting. How can Japanese look at these news and imagine their court system to be just?
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Is Moon trying to look tough in that image down below the article? He looks constipated.
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I think i’d actually prefer to intentionally avoid the Tokyo area of Japan during the summer olympics. It’s crammed enough even without the millions of tourists that are going to be staying there.
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I think South Korea is terminating it’s own intelligence mostly. Japan isn’t too bothered by this.
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One U.S. is definitely more than enough for the world to deal with.
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China just doesn’t understand. It is the freedom oh Hong Kongers that have allowed it to prosper. Free thought allows for greater creativity and economic prosperity. It is authoritarianism and tyranny that stunts growth and scientific progress.
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So South Korea’s government encourages it’s people to lash out in blind fury towards Japan for something they one week later, admit isn’t even a big deal. Then in the midst of government sponsored anti-Japan protesting they encourage Japan to hold trade talks? What is wrong with this country?!
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The emperor family makes Shinzo Abe look like a chump in comparison. Since class A war criminals were secretly and illegally enshrined into Yasukuni Shrine by the head priests there they have consistantly refused to pay the site any visit. now this takes true courage, unlike Abe who’s just all talk when it comes to remembering Japan’s tragic WW2 history.
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Interesting. I want to see the island, but at the same time i understand the restrictions. It would be sad to have huge crowds of tourists walking the battlefield, littering trash and stealing historical relics.
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Stricter gun control has been proven to work in combating mass shootings in countries everywhere, even countries with the same amount of guns as the USA proves to be mostly safe because of common sense laws that ban automatic rifles and denies selling weapons to anyone without extensive background checks. Seems like these Republican lawmakers operate by feelings rather than fact and logic.
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If the Chinese officials are so concerned about the situation they need only respect the Hong Konger’s frustrations of being ruled by CCP puppets that don’t care at all about the people they are supposed to be governing.
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